The Mirror Does Not Lie!


Introduction - Who has looked into a mirror today?

  • How do I look?

  • Is everything in place?

  • Adjustments?

Do you realise that you’ve never seen your face?

  • Contradictions…

  • Never question the accuracy of the mirror

  • We NEVER question whether the mirror is telling the truth


It is a true and accurate reflection of what we look like

We TRUST the mirror because we know that the mirror DOES NOT LIE

James 1:22-25 - Be doers of the Word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.


The Word of God is our mirror


True and accurate reflection of who we are in Christ and everything that God has given us by His grace

  • Loved, forgiven, healed, wisdom, protection…

Study our reflection in a natural mirror

Study reflection in the mirror of God’s Word


If something is out of place, we can make adjustments

Just like a natural mirror, When the contradiction shows up, we will recognise them immediately


When symptoms of sickness show up - mirror says in 1 Peter 2:24 - the mirror does not lie!

  • Fear, anxiety, depression - mirror says in 2 Timothy 1:7 I do not have a spirit of fear

  • Plagues, viruses, danger, terror - mirror says (Isaiah 54:17) no weapon formed…

No matter what negative circumstances are going on in our life, we have to go to the mirror and find out what God says about us - who we really are


Question on everyone’s lips -

HOW DO I GET WHAT I HAVE on the inside to be seen on the outside?


It’s not enough to just KNOW what we look like in the mirror

We have to take ACTION based on what we see


God calls this being a DOER of the Word


James 1:22-25 - Be doers of the Word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.


We can listen to sermons and teachings all day long

We can know all about what the Bible says about healing, prosperity, love, joy and peace

We can study the Word all day long and know all the Greek and Hebrew definitions…

We can stare at ourselves in the mirror of the Word all day long


But unless we DO the Word we are hearing, God says that we will forget what kind of man we are

We are deceiving ourselves (deluding, kidding) ourselves.

- We are deceiving ourselves that we will get any kind of results from what we are hearing


So it is essential that we find out HOW to be a DOER of the Word and not a hearer only


How do we DO the Word?

How do we take action based on what we see in the mirror?


(Its super simple!)


1. 2 Corinthians 4:13 - And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written I believed and therefore I spoke - we also believe and therefore speak.

  • If we believe the Word, we will speak the Word

  • “Believe” = same root word as “faith”

  • If we have faith in God and His Word, we must SAY what God says about us

  • If we believe what we see in the mirror, we must SPEAK what we see in the mirror

  • If we believe “By His Stripes…”

  • A doer of the Word will SPEAK the Word (also known as CONFESSING the Word)


2. Matthew 17:20 - “…Assuredly I say to you, if you have faith as mustard seed, you will SAY to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,” and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.”

- The emphasis is usually put on the size of the faith

Notice it doesn’t say you might say, it says you WILL say

  • It doesn’t matter how big or small you think your faith is - if you will SPEAK IT, the mountain has to obey you.

  • If we believe what we see in the mirror, we must AGREE WITH what we see in the mirror.

  • If we have faith in the Word of God, we will SPEAK the Word of God.


Example of Abraham;

  • He had a promise from God (stars and sand)

  • 24 years passed and he saw no manifestation (except he created an Ishmael)

  • God put the promise in his mouth - AbraHAM

  • One year later the promise was born